Close-up of Eau Claire plat map, 1877
Forest Hill still shows its origins in the Country Cemetery Movement of mid-19th century America. But as Eau Claire and its residents have changed over time, so has Forest Hill, creating interesting juxtapositions between burial styles as well as the class and ethnicity of individuals buried in proximity to one another.
I know the tours are mostly full. (Hint - to be in the know for upcoming tours, and register at a discount, become a museum member.) If you can't get on the tour registration list, know that we will be sharing some more short video clips on the history Forest Hill Cemetery.
Beginning at 6:30 pm, the tours will concentrate on the western half of the cemetery, including a stop at the Jane Putnam Memorial Chapel. After about an hour and a half, persons if they wish can move to the upper level for a short conclusion to the tour. Forest Hill will appreciate not bringing pets on the tours.-- Robert Gough